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Grade: 13

To be eligible for this position at this grade level, you must meet the requirements below.
You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service:
This experience must include Information Technology (IT) related experience that demonstrates each of the following four competencies: 1) Attention to Detail, 2) Customer Service, 3) Oral Communication and 4) Problem Solving.
Specialized experience for this position includes:
Experience that demonstrates accomplishment of computer project assignments that required a wide range of knowledge of computer requirements and techniques pertinent to the position to be filled
This knowledge is generally demonstrated through assignments that required the ability to analyze a number of alternative approaches in the process of advising management concerning major aspects of IT system design. This would include defining what system interrelationships must be considered, or what operating mode, system software, and/or equipment configuration is most appropriate for a given project.
1 Which of the following is true about your specialized experience? Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least one (1) year of specialized experience.
  • I have less than one (1) year of specialized experience.
TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Under merit promotion procedures, Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions contained in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F. Time is credited based on calendar time served in a grade, regardless of the number of days or hours worked. If you currently hold or have previously held a position at the same (or equivalent) or higher grade/level in the Federal government as of this announcement, you will meet the TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENTS.
2 Please select the response that best describes your time in grade. Answer to this question is required
  • I have served one year at the next lower grade of the position for which I am applying.
  • I currently occupy a position at or above the grade of the position for which I am applying.
  • I have previously occupied a position at or above the grade of the position for which I am applying.
  • I have less than one year in grade at the next lower level of the position for which I am applying.
3 (K) Indicate your level of your TMON DB2 experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Entry-level user – monitored current activity
  • Power user – used complex diagnostics
  • Configured TMON DB2
  • None of the above
4 (K) Indicate your level of expertise with Job Control Language (JCL). Answer to this question is required
  • Extensive – wrote complex JCL without assistance
  • Average – wrote or modified JCL
  • Limited – retrieved and submitted JCL
  • None
5 (K) What experience do you have with disaster recovery plans for DB2 application data objects? Answer to this question is required
  • Created
  • Maintained
  • Executed
  • None of the above
6 (K) Do you have experience coding the following types of DB2 SQL codes? Answer to this question is required
  • Data Definition Language (DDL)
  • Data Manipulation Language (DML)
  • Data Control Language (DCL)
  • None of the above
7 (K) Which of the following activities have you performed to maintain a database? Answer to this question is required
  • Initial load
  • Reorganize
  • Unload or image copy
  • Recover
  • Runstats.
  • DSN1COPY
  • None of the above
8 (K) What is your experience with scheduling the execution of jobs and processes? Answer to this question is required
  • I utilized Control-M to create a schedule to run a job or process.
  • I requested a job to be run by others through a scheduling unit.
  • None of the above
9 (K) Which of the following activities have you performed to monitor a DB2 subsystem to improve performance? Answer to this question is required
  • DB2 bufferpool tuning
  • Resource utilization (for example, disk space)
  • DB2 SQL optimization
  • Package/plan performance optimization using the DB2 Explain Utility
  • None of the above.
10 (K) What experience do you have with disaster recovery plans for DB2 application data objects? Answer to this question is required
  • Created
  • Maintained
  • Executed
  • None of the above
11 (K) Which of the following Systems Modification Program - Extended (SMP/e) activities do you have experience with? Answer to this question is required
  • Received maintenance
  • Received products
  • Applied and/or accepted maintenance
  • Applied and/or accepted products
  • Created a new distribution, target and/or global zones
  • Copied an existing zone to create a new DB2 instance
  • None of the above
12 (K) What is your IBM z/OS operating system level of knowledge? Answer to this question is required
  • Moderate – I have modified system parameters to configure DB2
  • Limited – I have reviewed and interpreted systems parameters
  • None of the above
13 (K) Have you implemented or maintained a DB2 subsystem? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
14 (K) What experience do you have with DB2 subsystem installation and maintenance? Answer to this question is required
  • Installed or removed DB2 susbsystem
  • Applied maintenance PTFs to a DB2 subsystem
  • None of the above
15 (K) What DB2 subsystem experience do you have? Answer to this question is required
  • Created a DB2 subsystem
  • Performed bootstrap maintenance
  • Performed active log management
  • Performed Zparm customization and tuning
  • Relocated a DB2 subsystem to a different Logical Partition (LPAR)
  • None of the above
16 (K) What of the following IBM ShopZ activities have you performed? Answer to this question is required
  • Ordered products
  • Ordered maintenance
  • Opened and worked an Electronic Technical Response (ETR) or Problem Management Record (PMR)
  • None of the above
17 (A) What is your experience writing or maintaining computer documentation (for example, user manuals, computer handbooks, functional specifications (FSP's)? Answer to this question is required
  • Integrated computer documentation that was drafted by others?
  • Created computer documentation.
  • Maintained computer documentation.
  • I do not have this experience.
18 (A) Do you have experience in writing technical instructions to describe computer products or programs? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
19 (A) How regularly have you communicated verbally with customers to explain and/or resolve a technical issue? Answer to this question is required
  • Daily.
  • Weekly.
  • Monthly.
  • I have not done this on a regular basis.
20 (A) What types of oral presentations have you provided? Answer to this question is required
  • Classroom training
  • Management briefings
  • Technical presentations
  • None of the above
21 (Q) What type of database design experience do you have? Answer to this question is required
  • Logical design.
  • Physical design.
  • None of the above.
22 (Q) Have you reviewed or initiated any of the following requests for service? Answer to this question is required
  • Change requests.
  • Unified work requests (UWR's)
  • Technical assessments for a change request.
  • None of the above.
23 (Q) Have you participated in a DB2 audit? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes, I have participated in a DB2 audit at the application/project DBA level
  • Yes, I have participated in a DB2 audit at the systems DBA level
  • Yes, I have responded to findings from a DB2 audit
  • None of the above
24 (Q) What experience do you have securing a DB2 subsystem? Answer to this question is required
  • Using DB2 internal security
  • Using external security (for example, RACF, Top Secret)
  • None of the above
25 (Q) Have you ever set up auditing for a DB2 subsystem? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
26 (E) Have you developed automated processes and shared them with others to improve efficiency of the workgroup? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
27 (E) What areas of project management experience do you have? Answer to this question is required
  • Developed a project time line.
  • Coordinated project with other functional areas.
  • Monitored project progress and managed delays to implementation schedule.
  • Managed change requests.
  • Assessed hardware and software requirements.
  • Determined project staffing or budget requirements.
  • Coordinated with vendors.
  • Evaluated vendor proposals.
  • None of the above.

Grade: All Grades

Thank you for your interest in applying for this position.
1 Please provide your current pay plan, series, and grade. For example: GS-303-03, IR-512-01, etc. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
2 What is your current position title? Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
3 Please select the priority program for which you are eligible for consideration. Answer to this question is required
  • IRS Reassignment Preference Program (RPP)
  • IRS Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)
  • Treasury Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) within the commuting area
  • Other IRS Preference Program
  • I am not eligible for any priority program
4 What is your SEID Number? Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
The type of awards and number of award points will be credited in accordance with Article 13 Section 5. The award information you provide may be verified.
You may obtain a list of your most recent awards at https://persinfo.web.irs.gov/indexawd.htm.
5 How many monetary (or time off in lieu of monetary) awards, such as performance awards, special act awards, and quality step increases have you received in the three years preceding the closing date of this announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • 1
    5.1 Please list the name of the award and the date(MMDDYYYY) of the award. (For example: Performance Award, 02/02/2006). Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • 2
    5.1 Please list the name of the award and the date(MMDDYYYY) of the award. (For example: Performance Award, 02/02/2006). Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • 3 or more
    5.1 Please list the name of the award and the date(MMDDYYYY) of the award. (For example: Performance Award, 02/02/2006). Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • None
In addition to the online application and resume, you must submit a current annual Performance Appraisal. If a revalidated appraisal is used for merit promotion, the supervisor must prepare a narrative for each critical job element that does not have a narrative describing the performance in the appraisal period covered by the rating. Note: If you are a manager or management official, your most recent annual performance appraisal must be used for the overall rating identified.
6 Did you receive a fully successful, equivalent, or higher rating on your most recent performance appraisal? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
  • I do not have a recent performance appraisal. You have indicated that you do not have a current performance appraisal. You should be advised that your annual performance appraisal and relevant awards make up sixty percent of your overall rating in this process. Under Article 12, Section 4, there are a number of options available to you. You should contact your immediate manager to determine which option is most appropriate to your current situation and position.
Non-IRS Treasury CTAP employees: In the following question select the response that most accurately reflects your most recent performance rating.
7 Please indicate the option that best describes your most recent performance appraisal. Answer to this question is required
  • Annual Rating/Annual Performance Appraisal
  • Revalidated Annual Rating/Annual Performance Appraisal
  • Departure Rating/Annual Performance Appraisal
  • Merit Promotion Appraisal
  • Not Ratable or do not have a performance appraisal Based on the information provided, you should be advised that your annual performance appraisal and relevant awards make up sixty percent of your overall rating in this process. Under Article 12, Section 4, there are a number of options available to you. You should contact your immediate manager to determine which option is most appropriate to your current situation and position.
8 Please enter the date of your most recent performance appraisal in the format MM/DD/YYYY. Answer to this question is required
9 Please select the rating that you achieved on your most recent performance appraisal. Answer to this question is required
  • Outstanding
  • Exceeds Fully Successful
  • Fully Successful
  • Minimally Successful
  • Unacceptable
  • Not Ratable or do not have a performance appraisal.
10 (C) What roles have you performed to improve co-workers' ability to do their jobs? Answer to this question is required
  • I have assisted in the development of training materials and job aids.
  • I have been an on-the-job training(OJT) coach or mentor.
  • I have volunteered to assist a co-worker in the completion of their tasks.
  • I do not have this experience.
11 (C) What is your experience participating as a member of a team? Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked on a team with staff from other functional areas.
  • I have worked on a team within my functional area.
  • I have not worked on a team.
12 To qualify for this position and receive full credit for your relevant experience you must list the month/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. Your resume must support your responses to the questions. Do you understand that failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a "not qualified determination? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
13 Please select the work days you would be willing to work from the following: Answer to this question is required
  • Monday - Friday
  • Tuesday - Saturday
  • Sunday - Thursday
14 Please select the work shifts you would be willing to work from the following: Answer to this question is required
  • Day Shift 8:00 am - 4:30 pm ET
  • Swing Shift 4:00pm - 12:30 am ET
  • Midnight Shift 12:00 am - 8:30 am ET